Alexandra Oliveira

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Giant red sea cucumbers, Parastichopus californicus, are commercially harvested in the U.S. Pacific Northwest; however, the nutritional and chemical properties of its edible muscle bands and body wall have not been fully elucidated. In particular are the fatty acid profiles of P. californicus tissues, which have not been documented. Sea cucumbers were(More)
The objective of this study was to determine important chemical characteristics of a full-strength liquid smoke, Code 10-Poly, and three refined liquid smoke products (AM-3, AM-10 and 1291) commercially available (Kerry Ingredients and Flavors, Monterey, TN). The pH of the products were significantly different (P < 0.05) and ranged from 2.3 (Code 10-Poly)(More)
Quality of Life (QoL) is a broad measure that captures the extent to which personal satisfaction with overall life circumstances is achieved. The transition to college can be a challenging event due to unique environment changes. So first-year students are special vulnerable to stress which has been associated with a variety of negative outcomes, including(More)
Introduction: We aimed to evaluate an automated method for collecting data for cancer patients' quality of life (QoL). We compared the traditional method of collecting data on paper with the new collecting method using a touch screen computer. We also studied its reliability as a feasible alternative to evaluate the QoL of cancer patients in real time.(More)
Establishing n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid contents in canned wild Alaska pink salmon products is challenging due to ample natural variation found in lipid content of pink salmon muscle. This study investigated the effect of adding salmon oil (SO) to canned pink salmon produced from fish exhibiting two opposite degrees of skin watermarking, bright (B) and(More)
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus can evolve to severe illness having a major impact on socio-demographic and economic features of the affected countries. Most countries rely on surveillance systems to monitor the status of the epidemic which are based on cases notification by physicians. It can take several months until the diagnosed cases are notified and(More)
Sex work harm reduction is the intervention strategy of many projects implemented around the world towards people involved in sex industry. This study aimed to know sex work harm reduction in Portugal by knowing and understanding the discourse of health professionals who intervene with sex workers in harm reduction projects. In particular, we aimed to(More)